Tag: training

  • A brief history of SIB

    With the creation of the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics in 1998, Switzerland made a historical move and positioned itself as a pioneer in the field of data science.

  • April Virtual Seminar by Sara Mitri: an interview

    From robots to microbes, a logical stepIf you have a deep understanding of how cells interact, then you can pilot these interactions to the benefit of the cells, the environment or even human health. Sara Mitri - SIB Group Leader at the Department...

  • Bioinformatics capacity building in South Africa

    The development of expertise in bioinformatics and genomics among future African scientists is key for finding solutions to local health problems. However such training and courses often rely on powerful and complex infrastructure.

  • Clinical Bioinformatics

    Focus on the group’s purpose The group’s objectives are to harmonize and standardize clinical bioinformatics analysis pipelines for omics (and other high-throughput) data across hospitals in Switzerland. Fostering harmonization of clinical NGS...

  • Congratulations to the first generation of SIB PhD fellows!

    With the recent graduation of a first promotion of SIB PhD fellows, a special event place took place on 6 March in Zurich to celebrate their work.

  • e-learning

    UNIX Fundamentals This tutorial presents the UNIX environment and its most basic commands to users with very little or no UNIX knowledge. The examples are taken from various biological fields and have been carefully chosen to be easily accessible...

  • February Virtual Seminar by Jérôme Goudet: an interview

    Simulating past demography: can it be done?Is it possible to infer the ancestral demography of a species from genetic data, based on its current genetic composition? "Yes," answers Jérôme Goudet, SIB Group Leader and associate professor in...

  • First Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in personalized molecular oncology

    The University Hospital of Basel is launching a CAS in personalized molecular oncology with the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and the University Hospital of Lausanne. First of its kind in Switzerland, this training takes place at a key...

  • Focus on Clinical Bioinformatics: Bridging the gap between data science and medicine

    “Stick out your tongue and say... ‘omics’”.In addition to patients’ vital signs or eating habits, molecular profiling data is increasingly becoming part of the medical practitioners’ toolbox. But these ‘omics’ data pose novel challenges, for...

  • Join us at ILMAC - 4-5 October, Lausanne

    ILMAC, a leading Swiss fair for pharmaceuticals, chemicals and biotechnology is having its first event in Western Switzerland in October. SIB will be present to showcase its activities, with a special focus on its training offer for the private...

  • June Virtual Seminar by Matt Robinson: an interview

    Predicting diseases, one step aheadOur health depends not only on the genes that Nature dealt us at birth, but also on the environment we evolve in and the kind of life we lead.

  • SIB held its first training course for clinical lab professionals

    On 28 September, the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics held its first course dedicated to clinicians and clinical laboratory professionals.This one-day course aimed at providing participants with a deepened knowledge, experience and...

  • Spotlight on the crucial role of bioinformatics in personalized health with two interviews

    At the occasion of SIB's 20th anniversary and of the recent launch of the SantéPerso initiative and platform, the role of bioinformatics in the personalized health context is in the spotlight, with two interviews.

  • Taming the BEAST – A community teaching material resource for BEAST 2

    As the amount of sequencing data increases there is a growing demand for the skills and experience to confidently conduct phylogenetic and phylodynamic analyses. PhD students and postdoctoral researchers from Prof. Stadler’s group launched an...

  • The Drug Design Workshop: tomorrow’s drugs at your fingertips

    Bringing medicinal chemistry and bioinformatics to the layman, by using a didactic online platform based on professional tools, is the goal of the Drug Design Workshop. Developed in 2015 by SIB researchers, together with training and outreach...

  • Training Group

    Training in bioinformatics and computational biology for scientists The Training Group, led by Patricia Palagi, coordinates SIB's training. In close collaboration with the different SIB Groups, the Training Group provides a comprehensive...

  • Virtual seminars series

    SIB is offering a series of monthly on-site/online seminars on Computational Biology to allow bioinformaticians, life scientists and clinicians to: Learn more about SIB’s research and resources in the fields of bioinformatics, biostatistics,...

  • Who can benefit

    For Scientists SIB courses are targeted to PhDs, postdocs, technicians and researchers, from the Swiss and international scientific community. SIB courses are mostly in a face-to-face format with an emphasis on practical learning, and several of...